URSA Engage 2019
Nicole is an undergraduate studying Environmental Science and working with the P-mag Lab on the stratigraphy of sediment cores recovered from the Oregon margin. When she is not working at the OSU Marine and Geology Repository or studying, she loves skiing, backpacking, and kayaking.
Undergraduate Worker 2019-
Saray Valdez is a junior in CEOAS pursuing a Climate Science degree. She has a strong interest in paleoclimate and has been doing research with the P-mag lab since January 2019. Saray is working with an ocean sediment core from Willapa Canyon that was thought to have an inactive canyon system over the Holocene; however, the core’s layers and chronology show that is not the case. Saray’s research project explores the Willapa Canyon’s system triggers and past climate events that have caused it to “turn on and off”. Aside from from her research she enjoys being a part of the marching band, being a peer mentor for Latino/a students, and visiting the local animal shelter.
Angelica worked with the P-mag Lab during the summer of 2017, visiting from Puerto Rico. She sailed on the Oceanus to investigate sediments deposited on the Cascadia Margin during OC1706B (Co-Chief Scientists Walczak/Stoner). Her research focused on the sedimentology and particle size variations of short cores recovered from the continental shelf.
Undergraduate Worker 2016 -2017
Ben studied geology while at Oregon State. He started with the Paleomagnetics lab in March 2016 and mainly helped with grain size separations. His senior thesis work characterized the spatial patterns of magnetic properties and sediment composition in the Northern North Atlantic. He has prior Navy experience and has hobbies, including mountain biking, fishing, and running. He is now a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, continuing to use magnetism to solve geologic problems.
Undergraduate Worker 2016 -2017
Sam studied chemical engineering with research interests in surface characterization and process optimization and control. In the Paleomagnetic & Environmental Research Laboratory, Sam primarily worked on x-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurements to obtain geochemical data on a wide range of cores from the Petermann Glacial System. During his spare time, Sam enjoys running, weight lifting, and drinking coffee. He is now a graduate student in Oregon State University’s engineering program.
REU Student 2016
Jordan joined the P-mag lab as an REU student the summer of 2016, working on the sedimentology and particle size variations of an eastern Oregon lake.
Chong Seok Choi
Undergraduate Worker 2014 -2015
Chong Seok Choi studied Environmental Science at OSU and helped the P-Mag lab with grain-size specific magnetic measurements and u-channel measurements. When he is not working at the P-Mag lab, he likes to spend his time listening to music and reading up on water-related issues. He is now a graduate student in Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University.
Undergraduate Worker 2015 - 2016
Katie is upper division undergraduate in the geology department.
Lab Assistant 2015
Ellen is from Salem, OR and graduated from OSU in spring of 2015, with a bachelor’s in Earth Science (geology option) and a certificate in Geographic Information Science. She did an undergraduate thesis on 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and trace element zoning in Colombian emeralds, and is now spending the summer working in the P-mag lab while she explores her career options. A fun fact about Ellen: her favorite sport is water polo, which she has been playing for the last 9 years.
IDES Intern/Undergraduate Worker 2012-2015
David Konyndyk studied physics at Oregon State and pursued thesis work with applications in nuclear engineering.
REU Student, 2014
Elizabeth Patterson, visiting from Bates College, spent the summer of 2014 with the P-mag lab as an REU student. Elizabeth worked on the grain-size specific magnetic properties of Gulf of Alaska margin sediments.
Alejandra Dominguez, REU Student 2012
Dylan Lee, REU Student 2011
Jessica Rhode, Undergraduate Worker